Recap: Heat 95, Spurs 88
MIAMI - The San Antonio Spurs dropped their second game in a row, losing to the Miami Heat, 88-95.
This brings the Spurs’ record to 6-4 on the season and their road record to 2-2.
The Spurs were led by DeMar DeRozan (18) and Patty Mills (20). DeRozan also grabbed 14 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. LaMarcus Aldridge couldn’t get things done offensively, but did grab 16 rebounds.
The Spurs came out flat as they found themselves down seven after the first quarter. And despite a four-point play from Davis Bertans, the Spurs still found themselves down eight (50-42) after the first half of play after Miami opened up the game on a 15-0 run.
The Spurs continued to struggle offensively in the third period (32 percent) and the Heat maintained their lead, 75-64, going into the final frame.
In the fourth, the Spurs were able to bring the lead down to a two possession game, led by Bertns' eight points in the quarter, but it was not enough as the Spurs shot poorly from the field (35 percent) and turned the ball over four times leading to 10 Heat points.
San Antonio had no answer for Miami's Hassan Whiteside who finished the game with near triple-double with 29 points, 20 rebounds and nine blocks.
The Spurs are back home on Saturday against the Houston Rockets.